Crown Court

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  • Crown Court
    • Carries out four types of activity
      • 1. Appeals from decisions of magistrates
      • 2. Sentencing of defendants committed from magistrates' courts
      • 3. Jury trails
      • 4. Sentencing of the convicted in the Crown Court, either after trail or on pleading guilty
    • Key roles
      • The Judge
        • Ensures clarity and fairness
        • Decides on legal issues such as admissibility of evidence
        • Determines sentencing upon finding of guilt
        • Issues warrants
      • Barristers
        • Prosecution
          • Conduct prosecution of behalf of the court
          • cross examine defence witnesses
          • call and examine all prosecution witnesses
          • present other evidence to the court
        • Defence
          • Conduct the defence of the accused person
          • call and examine in chief all defence witnesses
          • present other evidence in court
          • offers mitigation on behalf of the defendant
      • The jury
        • decide of the facts of the case
        • 12 local people between 18-70
        • picked at random
        • No personal connection with the trail
      • Witnesses
        • prosection
        • defence
        • police officers

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